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ASSOCIATION NEWS IN TOUCH PPMA Annual Meeting The Pu lp and Paper Manufacturers Association (PPMA) will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting and Conference on May 9–11 at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, Wis. With the theme of “On the Anvil,” the conference will feature speakers and presentations on topics of interest to human resource professionals and manufacturing management professionals. PPMA provides human resource information to the pulp, paper, converting and allied industries. In August 2011, the PPMA Board of Directors arranged to have TAPPI provide administrative services to PPMA. For more information contact PPMA Executive Director Dick Kendall at 920-731-4994, TAPPI’s New International Nanotechnology Division TAPPI’s newest Division works to advance a broad range of activities to expand education, standards development and networking opportunities with nanotechnology, and will serve as the leading global forum for knowledge sharing in this high growth sector. Some opportunities to learn and get involved include: • TAPPI’s International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials In its seventh year, this annual event has been renamed to reflect the expanding applications of cellulose beyond its fledgling origins in the pulp and paper industry. To be held in Montreal, Canada, June, 5–7, 2012. Visit to learn more. • International Standards Development The Division’s first committee, launched in 2011, will work with international experts on coordinating standards development for nanotechnology as it moves from research labs to industrial manufacturing. Find out more or join at To learn more about the Nanotechnology Division, contact Mary Ann Cauthen at Procurement Forum at PaperCon 2012 A special Procurement Forum, developed by industry procurement volunteers, will be held 1:30–5:00 on Monday, April 23, during PaperCon 2012. It will include such topics as procurement organizational effectiveness and benchmarking. Visit www.papercon. org for updates. IN MEMORIAM Edward F. DeCrosta, Jr., received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, his MBA from RPI in Troy, NY, and his Master of Science degree from Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. He had a very successful career as a chemical engineer with Albany International, Albany, N.Y., and was chairman of TAPPI’s Engineering Division in 1982 and 1984. Mr. DeCrosta was a member of the American Chemical Association for 50 years, held a number of patents, and received numerous awards related to the pulp and paper industry. He was named a TAPPI Fellow in 1989. Times are tough all over- Call now for details and receive a quote for Calibration services with a 10% discount off your next service visit Testing Machines, Inc. Preventative Maintenance & Calibration Services The Field Calibration Service of Testing Machines Inc is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) 40 McCullough Ronkonkoma, NY DE 19720 USA 2 Fleetwood Ct, Drive, New Castle, 11779 (302) 613-5600 Fax: (631) 439-5420 Phone: (631) 439-5400,Fax: (302) 613-5619 e-mail: Please reference code 11779 for discount Freeman Staffing, Inc. 5018 Colby Avenue pulp & paper jobs Everett, WA 98203 Phone: (425) 317-8233 Fax: (425) 317-8234 10/26/09 5:40:55 PM E-mail: markp@freemanstaffing.com452001_FreemanStaffing.indd 1 Web: Freeman Staffing, Inc. specializes in the placement of engineers (all disciplines), production type supervisors, managers, mill and/or plant managers & corporate executives in the pulp & paper industry across North America. For specific current job searches, call us or visit our Web site. All resumes are treated with complete confidentiality. FREEMAN STAFFING 34 Paper360º 497086_Testing.indd 1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012 9/22/10 10:35:59 AM http://www.papercon

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - January/February 2012

Over the Wire . . . News Summary
Thinking Small Is Leading to Big Changes
Who’s in Control in the Packaging Industry?
The Problem of Paper Curl
Preventing Bacterial-Generated Gas Explosions
Environmental Challenges for the Coming Decade
Association News

Paper360 - January/February 2012